Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma

Q: Is it illegal for a judge to deny you council during a divirce?

I was denied the right to find another lawyer for our divorce. Hard to explain in a summary. But my lawyer was Haha hehehe with my ex husband's attorney when u arrived for court my lawyer pulls me aside and quits and takes everything like police reports domestic violence pictures and so forth. when the judge came in I ask to reschedule soni could find me another attorney and she told me no. Then proceeds to give violent ex husband custody of our children and less than 2 months DHS TAKES THEM.

3 Lawyer Answers
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
Answered
  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: If you mean does the court appoint an attorney for you like in a criminal case, no.

You would need to hire an attorney to represent you in a divorce case.

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: They must allow you to have an attorney, but they are not required to insure you have one.

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Sierra Vista , AZ

A: Yes it is yourconstitutional right to be represented by counsel. However, that right does not extend to the appointment of counsel by the coutt in family law cases.

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